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The Big Dig Day 2015

The Big Dig Day is on Saturday 21st March 2015.

The aim of the day is to get people into their local gardens, getting their hands dirty and helping to prepare the garden for the new growing season.

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Three Acres And A Cow - folk song and story.

‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues of fracking and the housing crisis via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems.

Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.

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Food Supply Chain: 1-Day Seminar

Organic food supply chains and the environment

Venue: Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 0HR

25th February 2015

10 am – 4pm

This seminar is for farmers and landowners, advisers and land agents, researchers, young people including students and apprentices and others involved in the food supply chain. It will be of interest to farmers considering conversion, as well as established organic farmers and growers and those involved in developing agricultural and environmental policy.

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Spring 2015: Commercial Organic Growers Course

This is a training opportunity from The Kindling Trust. You will be shown how to set up an organic food growing business, learning from the growers themselves. Starts this Spring - so hurry!

The Kindling Trust Kindling works towards a more sustainable food system for Greater Manchester and has set up a number of projects including Feeding Manchester, the Land Army, and FarmStart Manchester (an incubator farm for brand new growers)

 

 

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Permaculture courses for free!!

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) are running a number of Permaculture courses across the UK. The WEA is a charity supported by a skills funding agency contract and as such their courses are open and free to UK and EU residents in receipt of specified means tested benefits.

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New Job Vacancy at Lowimpact.org

Part-time position: IT and social media - including proof-reading and writing [experience of publishing a bonus]

Can work remotely –  Skype meetings plus occasional meetings in London.

Firstly, you’ll be liaising with potential authors, proof reading, editing and preparing books via print-on-demand (POD), with Lightning Source, and working to produce all our publications as ebooks. The aim is to produce two new books per year. Secondly – blogging, writing content for the website, and most importantly, brainstorming.

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FarmHack Event - Dorset, UK.

                                                                                           

On Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2015 The Landworkers Alliance will be hosting the first ever FarmHack event outside of north America at Ruskin Mill Farm, Gloucestershire.

The event will bring together farmers, growers, fabricators, engineers and IT programmers to demonstrate and share tools, skills and

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